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Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

Here’s the ultimate guide to making yummy Chocolate Covered Pretzels .. and they’re super easy and fun to make too! 

These yummy chocolate covered pretzel rods are super easy to make and share, and you and your kids will have a ton of fun making them! There is no baking, and very few rules. Grab your pretzel sticks or pretzel rods, choose your chocolate, choose your color, choose your sprinkles (or other toppings) and you’re good to go!

how to make chocolate covered pretzels

When it comes to dipping pretzels, it can be super easy to do. But to make them more presentable, there are a few tips.

Recommendations for Chocolate Covered Pretzels

colorful Valentine's chocolate covered pretzels

Ingredients and Recipe Guide for making chocolate covered pretzels

Tips and Tricks for Dipping and Decorating Chocolate Covered Pretzels

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Methods, Tips and Tricks

For this chocolate covered pretzel rods recipe, I use the candy melts and the regular dark chocolate from Wilton.  I found them easy to find and work with.  For sprinkles, I love the various colorful Wilton sprinkles as well, especially the Wilton Micro Hearts Sprinkle Mix!

Melting the Chocolate and Candy Melts

Be sure to melt your chocolate according to the package directions. Two things to remember: do not overcook the chocolate or add water to it.  Also, the key to coating the pretzel without the candy dripping everywhere is in the temperature of the candy: not too hot nor too cold. I usually cook mine for one minute in the microwave at 50% POWER, then stir.  I found that doing this about 3 times, I get the right consistency I need before I can dip my pretzels into it.

For this chocolate covered pretzels recipe,  you can use either one of these two methods to cover them with candy melts:

The Dip And Sprinkle Method

For this method, you only coat 4 to 5 pretzels at a time with the melted chocolate, then add sprinkles immediately.  The reasoning for this is that the candy melts don’t stay warm for long and they won’t stick to the pretzels evenly. To add sprinkles, I put my sprinkle container into a larger bowl and spoon the sprinkles over the pretzel while twisting it around. This will help cool off the candy and so that it doesn’t drip so much into the sprinkles.  Some of the extra sprinkles will fall into the bowl, and you can use those sprinkles on the pretzels as well. Place the decorated pretzels on a wax or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

The Drizzle Method

Place chocolate-covered pretzels on the wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes when the chocolate has already hardened.  Melt the candy melts the same as you did with for the coating.  Put melted candy into squeeze bottles or zip top bags with the tips cut off and drizzle the pretzels.

Choosing Your Chocolate

Using a baking chocolate for your chocolate covered pretzels can be beneficial because it tends to have the right amount of oil to sugar mixture to melt evenly. If you only have regular chocolate, it can work, but be sure to keep stirring and keep the chocolate warm enough so when you drizzle and turn, the chocolate stays evenly.

How to make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

If you choose colored chocolate (and are not using food coloring in white chocolate), then ensure you keep the consistency by stirring and keeping the chocolate warm, as it tends to separate.

how to make chocolate covered pretzel rods

Choose your sprinkles, and while the chocolate is still hot you can sprinkle from the top down, rotate, and then go over again to get any missed spots. You can also put a plate of the finer sprinkles down and roll the pretzel in, but do so gently to keep the consistency even.

chocolate covered pretzels packaging

homemade chocolate covered pretzels Valentine's

Pretzel sticks make a great gift or even a bake sale item if needed! Choose gluten free pretzels, or find some that are peanut free and you can match the chocolate to give to those with food allergies! You can definitely customize these chocolate dipped pretzels to be an “allergy friendly treat”! For packaging ideas or if you plan to give it as a gift, you can wrap the chocolate covered pretzel rods individually in clear cellophane bags like I did here, or put two or three pretzels in little baggies.

What do you think about these yummy chocolate covered pretzel rods?  

More yummy desserts to try!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies 

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

No Bake Mocha Icebox Cake  

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza 

Easy Peppermint Brownie Bites

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Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzels


  • 1 (16 oz) bag large pretzel rods
  • 1 (16 oz) package candy melts
  • assorted sprinkles


  1. In a small mixing bowl, melt candy or other chocolate coating according to package directions.
  2. Line two baking sheets with wax or parchment paper.
  3. Working one pretzel at a time, dip your pretzel into your melted candy or other candy coating.
  4. Tap pretzel gently on the side of the mixing bowl to shake off excess candy coating.
  5. Sprinkle with sprinkles of choice.
  6. Place on wax paper to allow to dry, about 30 minutes.
  7. Repeat with remaining pretzels.
  8. Store pretzels in a covered container.

This post originally published on Hip Mama’s Place on February 2, 2017. Updated on January 09, 2023. 


Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 02/21/2024 / 10:28 am

    This is an amazing idea. I eat this but I have never cooked this. It’s a mouth-watering dessert. Chocolate is my comfort dessert and I love to eat all desserts that are made with chocolate.

  2. 01/21/2023 / 2:54 am

    Yum! These pretzels look so delicious and pretty ๐Ÿ˜. These are just perfect for the V-day!

  3. 01/20/2023 / 11:32 pm

    Nnniiiiccceeee…I haven’t had a pretzel before…leave one covered in chocolate. Thank you for sharing their recipe. I love chocolate.

  4. 01/20/2023 / 1:28 am

    These are really cute and look delicious. Something fun to create for valentine’s day too.

  5. 01/19/2023 / 3:59 pm

    I made these one year for Easter and they were a hit. I need to make some for a few of the upcoming holidays because I already have the melts for it in the pantry.

  6. Catalina
    01/19/2023 / 12:58 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are so festive and delicious! Must make them with my kids!

  7. Samantha
    01/19/2023 / 2:10 am

    So tasty! Going to have to give these a try! My kiddos would love doing this!

  8. Melsisa Cushing
    01/18/2023 / 11:16 pm

    Thses are so pretty and honestly such a good sweet and savory snack that I love. I am pinning this one to make and can have the kids help me dip and doctorate them!

  9. 01/18/2023 / 10:10 pm

    I absolutely love chocolate covered pretzels! I love the Valentine’s hint to them. So pretty.

  10. 01/18/2023 / 9:40 pm

    This is a very good idea for pretzels. I would have to make some. thanks for sharing this with us.

  11. 01/18/2023 / 8:31 pm

    These chocolate covered pretzels look SO cute, and I bet they would be super fun to make with my grand children!

  12. Richelle Milar
    01/18/2023 / 6:02 pm

    What a really adorable and amazing recipe! It looks absolutely delicious and tasty!

  13. Tara Pittman
    01/18/2023 / 4:32 am

    These pretzels are so pretty. I need to make them.

  14. Amber Myers
    01/18/2023 / 4:04 am

    These look amazing! I have always loved chocolate covered pretzels.

  15. Aditi
    01/05/2022 / 4:47 pm

    Just looking at them I am drooling, gonna try it super soon.

  16. 02/17/2021 / 6:20 pm

    These always look too good to eat…but I end up eating them anyway because who doesn’t love chocolate covered pretzels!

  17. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    02/13/2021 / 6:55 pm

    So colourful, love the variations. Looks to be tasty and delicious. Liked your creativity in the recipe.

  18. 02/10/2021 / 4:38 pm

    These are so fun and festive! Perfect for Valentine’s Day – and my kids will love them!

  19. 02/10/2021 / 3:23 am

    What a cute idea! I love how creative you can get with these. My kids love making chocoate-dipped goodies.

  20. Ashley t
    02/10/2021 / 3:10 am

    These pretzels are too cute and perfect for valentines day.

  21. 02/10/2021 / 12:53 am

    One of my favorite chocolate treats.

  22. Monica Simpson
    02/09/2021 / 4:29 pm

    These are one of my fave treats to make! It’s so easy to make them festive for any holiday.

  23. 02/09/2021 / 2:53 pm

    I love chocolate covered pretzels. These ones are so pretty too.

  24. Sarah Mahmoud
    02/09/2021 / 6:19 am

    I love this!

  25. 02/09/2021 / 3:33 am

    These are so adorable! I love how they turned out!

  26. vidya
    02/08/2021 / 8:52 pm

    love the bright colors on these chocolate covered pretzels.. so perfect for the season

  27. 02/08/2021 / 1:49 pm

    Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite treats!

  28. Kimmy
    02/08/2021 / 11:56 am

    I absolutely love chocolate covered pretzels

  29. Yani
    02/08/2021 / 9:15 am

    Oh my God!!! It is looking so yummy. Thanks for the recipe

  30. 02/07/2021 / 8:18 am

    What a yummy idea! They look fantastic and seem easy to make. I appreciate the tips on how to make them. I will surely try it.

  31. Elaine
    12/19/2020 / 2:36 pm

    Hi, can you tell me where to purchase the small wrappers that you placed the pretzels in with a ribbon? Iโ€™m making your pretzels today and Iโ€™d like to wrap them.

    Thanks so much,

  32. 01/30/2020 / 2:15 pm

    These are lovely pretzels , anyone will surely adore it. Both kids and adults will love these ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. 08/23/2019 / 7:30 am

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  34. Naomi
    02/28/2019 / 5:16 am

    I made these for a post-Valentines Day dessert party with the ladies. They were super easy thanks to your fantastic directions. They were the hit of the party- thanks so much!

  35. 01/25/2019 / 12:47 pm

    I’ve been looking for a fun (healthy-ish) treat to make my kids for Valentine’s Day and this is perfect. Thank you!

  36. 02/21/2018 / 4:44 am

    I love sweet and salty snacks! These look super cute and easy to make too!

  37. 02/17/2018 / 2:51 am

    I love chocolate pretzel rods and spend a nice piece of change ordering them from a specialty store. Never bothered to learn how to make them. Welp. Now I know, I’m going to whip up a batch.

  38. 02/16/2018 / 7:51 pm

    These do look so fun and delicious. I am sure my daughter would enjoy making them. I know that I would love the way they turned out. Just hope there is some fun candy I can find to sprinkle on top.

  39. 02/15/2018 / 11:35 am

    Wow, these look so pretty and perfect for the occasion. The best part is you can make these with your kids, I love this idea!

  40. 02/15/2018 / 5:00 am

    THESE LOOK DROOL WORTHY! I bet they were eaten in about negative 10 seconds!!

  41. 02/15/2018 / 12:26 am

    These are so cute and they look super easy to make too. I bet my kids would have a blast making these too!

  42. 02/14/2018 / 10:28 pm

    Even though Valentines is nearly over I am pretty sure that I will be salivating over your Valentines pretzels all year round. And congratulations on how many shares your post has had so far, 17.5 K! That is incredible well done x

  43. 02/08/2017 / 4:24 am

    This looks super easy and fun to make. Very festive for Valentines day yay!

  44. 02/07/2017 / 4:29 pm

    Those look so yummy thanks for sharing definitely going to give then a shot my husband would love them

  45. 02/06/2017 / 11:37 pm

    These look like so much fun to make. I love pretty looking treats and salty plus sweet is one of my favorite combos.

  46. Jennifer
    02/06/2017 / 6:42 pm

    These look so fabulous. I am willing to bet the kids will love these on Valentine’s Day as a treat. YUMMY! We always make special treats together on Valentine’s Day so this will have to be added to the list.

  47. 02/06/2017 / 6:02 pm

    We like to spend Valentine’s Day in, and we celebrate it with a nice dinner with our kids. These pretzels are so cute and festive! They’ll be the perfect addition to our Valentine’s Day!

  48. 02/06/2017 / 3:18 pm

    These are adorable! They’re so perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat!

  49. 02/06/2017 / 1:44 pm

    These pretzels really look presentable especially with the colorful drizzles. I love dark chocolate so if we’d make one like these, I’ll definitely coat the pretzels with the warm dark choco for maximum satisfaction. Valentine’s Day will be sweet when we receive tasty food.

  50. 02/06/2017 / 5:47 am

    These are so adorable! They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day and your photos are gorgeous!

  51. 02/05/2017 / 4:52 pm

    I’m not a chocolate fan at all, but these look really cute! And fun to make with kids… ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. 02/05/2017 / 4:15 pm

    This is one of our favorites to make. My daughter doesn’t it every year. Thanks for sharing.

  53. 02/05/2017 / 3:53 pm

    We LOVE pretzels in any form! We are having a Valentine’s party so these will work out just perfect. Thanks for the idea!

  54. 02/05/2017 / 3:06 pm

    Those are so beautiful! Seriously they look way too pretty to eat! Salty and sweet has become my new favourite flavour combination, especially in desserts and snacks. Too much sweetness makes me nauseous!

  55. 02/05/2017 / 3:03 am

    Oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable. I love the combination of salty and sweet, and I just might make these for a Valentine’s celebration I am attending. Thanks for the inspiration.

  56. Reesa Lewandowski
    02/05/2017 / 1:59 am

    These are so pretty!!! Such great gifts for Valentines Day for friends and the kids teachers!

  57. 02/05/2017 / 1:32 am

    What a yummy and sweet treat! It will make a perfect DIY Valentine’s Day gift and I am sure my kids will love helping me to create it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  58. 02/04/2017 / 11:01 pm

    So cute!!! I do something very similar for St. Patrick’s Day because I love the salty pretzel with the sweet snack to go with the green beer. So fun!

  59. Jeanine
    02/04/2017 / 10:13 pm

    How fun and delicious! I would love to make these for the kids for valentines day. My husband won’t be home so it will be a fun way to celebrate with my kids!

  60. Lydia Monson
    02/04/2017 / 7:59 pm

    Mmm, this looks delicious! I make these with green frosting and sprinkles for Christmas

  61. Tereza
    02/04/2017 / 7:56 pm

    How awesome do these look! I love how you wrapped them as well, gives them a proper expensive look! X

  62. 02/04/2017 / 6:08 pm

    Those look like so much fun! I would love to make these with my kids!

  63. 02/04/2017 / 3:42 pm

    I don’t know what it is with chocolate covered pretzels but I am OBSESSED! I love everything about them, and I love how festive and pretty your turned out!

  64. 02/04/2017 / 2:35 pm

    I am loving your Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzels. They are cute and a great sweet-salty snack.

  65. Angela
    02/04/2017 / 2:10 pm

    Those turned out so pretty, and I love how simple they are to make. A perfect Valentine treat!

  66. 02/04/2017 / 1:42 pm

    This looks so delicious, and not too hard to do! This would be a nice homemade gift idea.

  67. 02/04/2017 / 1:06 pm

    These are so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I will have to make some for work!

  68. 02/04/2017 / 6:16 am

    These are one of my favorite treats! I love the salty sweet combo!

  69. 02/04/2017 / 5:56 am

    Oh my! That looks so good. I love all the pinks and reds. I have to try this at home; I bet the kids will love this.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  70. Kassandra
    02/04/2017 / 4:49 am

    Chocolate covered pretzels are always a favorite. I love all of the pink accents.

  71. Claudia Krusch
    02/04/2017 / 4:26 am

    Oh my these Chocolate covered pretzels look so good I wish I could try some right now. I am sure these will be a big hit. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some.

  72. Ann Bacciaglia
    02/04/2017 / 4:25 am

    I am always looking for fun recipes like this to make. They will be perfect for Valentines day. I will have to do a trial run this weekend.

  73. 02/04/2017 / 4:24 am

    These Chocolate covered pretzels look so delicious and easy to make. My kids are going to love helping me make these this weekend.

  74. Jonna
    02/04/2017 / 4:15 am

    Those look amazing! I think I want to make some and share them with my girlfriends (they are the ones that would really appreciate them). Thanks for sharing!

  75. Kathy
    02/04/2017 / 3:35 am

    I love chocolate covered pretzels. I love that these look so great for Valentine’s Day. I should make these with my girls this year. I know they would have fun making them.

  76. Terri Stefes
    02/04/2017 / 3:24 am

    Such a great taste combination. Your pretzel rods are pretty and well coated. Yum.

  77. 02/04/2017 / 2:57 am

    Chocolate covered pretzels are so great for every holiday because they are so easy to make and decorate!

  78. 02/04/2017 / 2:47 am

    Ooh this might be a fun thing we could do at the last minute. They make neat little gifts wrapped up in the plastic!

  79. TColeman
    02/04/2017 / 1:22 am

    These pretzels are so adorable. We have made something like this in the past and probably will this year too.

  80. 02/03/2017 / 11:48 pm

    I am drooling looking at these pretzels! Its one of my favorite treats – and the white chocolate and the pink sprinkles are totally making me want to make these tomorrow! Yum!

  81. 02/03/2017 / 11:40 pm

    This is a very cute idea! I love pretzel sticks and my kids enjoy them too! This is such a must make!

  82. 02/03/2017 / 10:53 pm

    White or dark chocolate, these have always been a favorite of mine. I love that they sell little cello bags that fit over pretzel rods.

  83. 02/03/2017 / 10:09 pm

    Great, now I have to wipe all this drool off my keyboard! LOL Seriously though – Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my all time favorite snacks! Sweet AND salty, can’t beat it! I have made them many times, but mine never look as pretty as yours ๐Ÿ™‚ These are gorgeous!

  84. 02/03/2017 / 10:04 pm

    I would definitely love to make these Valentine Pretzels! LOL! The funny thing is I might eat them all before I even start packaging them. They look so yummy! Thanks for the idea!

  85. 02/03/2017 / 9:57 pm

    Chocolate covered pretzels are my weakness! Yours looks so much cuter than mine ever turn out! How festive!

  86. 02/03/2017 / 7:50 pm

    I love your pictures, these look so yummy and enticing! I have never dipped petzels before. Seems like a fun and messy event!

  87. 02/03/2017 / 6:44 pm

    These look super good! I think something like this would be cute done up for my daughter’s birthday party. She wants unicorns so I can make them look like unicorn horns!

  88. 02/03/2017 / 6:17 pm

    I have to make up a batch of these for the kids’ Valentine’s Day treats! These are so much better than store bought candy.

  89. 02/03/2017 / 5:26 pm

    These are stinkin adorable! I love the different colors of red and pink you used, and the wrapping is amazing! Simple but elegant!

  90. 02/03/2017 / 5:22 pm

    This looks so delicious and easy to make! It might be a fun gift to give my husband for Valentine’s Day.

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